State-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) have witnessed a substantial drop in their losses, power minister Raj Kumar Singh said on Tuesday. Discom’s losses have narrowed to Rs17,352 crore in 2017-18 from Rs51,096 crore in FY16.
Even as the largest global green energy programme is gaining traction in India, a new frontier in the form of tidal energy may open up to help meet the country’s energy demand.
India observed its National Energy Conservation Day on December 14. President Kovind gave away awards to the organizations and individuals for noteworthy work in energy conservation at a function in New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh.
Resolution For Future Roadmap To Reform Power Sector And Ensure 24×7 Power For All Adopted By Wide Consensus Among States
The Conference of Power and New & Renewable Energy Ministers of States and UTs concluded here late yesterday evening.
The Government today announced the trajectory for achieving its targets of commissioning 175 GW of Renewable Energy (RE), 100 GW of solar generating capacity and 60 GW of wind power, by 2022.
Raj Kumar Singh, minister for power and new and renewable energy, is not shy of taking on challenges. The former home secretary and a 1975 batch Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service officer, in an interview.
As part of its effort to address the problem of stressed assets in the power sector, the government will investigate whether private developers ‘gold-plated’ project costs to increase the debt component, thereby reducing their equity contribution, said power minister Raj Kumar Singh in his first interview after assuming charge.
The Centre is expected to ask states to submit their plans and funding requirements for providing electricity to four crore families under the Saubhagya scheme by December next year, as per the agenda for a conference of power ministers.
After launching the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana for universalizing electricity access, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is readying a raft of power sector structural reforms including legal provisions to drive electricity demand
Raj Kumar Singh on Tuesday took over as new Union Minister of State (IC) in Ministries of Power & New & Renewable Energy here today.